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Make Music Day 2018 is June 21
June 21, 2018
The Australian Music Association (AMA) in partnership with the Make Music Alliance invite communities all over Australia to participate in Make Music Day 2018.
On 21 June, musicians in over 120 countries turn public spaces into music stages. Tens of thousands of amateur and professional musicians, jazz combos, bands and orchestras and MC’s come out to perform in streets, parks and public places. Schools are encouraged to showcase their music programs for the public too.
With French origins dating back to 1982, Fete De La Musique crossed the Atlantic 11 years ago with the debut of Make Music New York.
In 2017, Make Music Day in the U.S has grown to include 53 cities, 3,283 bands playing 4,138 free outdoor concerts at 1,179 locations – plus over 250 hands on music making events and lessons. More information about Make Music Day in the US is viewable here About Make Music Day USA – 2017-2018
The cities around the world participating in Make Music Day can be viewed here
Make Music Day has developed into a truly international event. Last year nearly 800 cities around the world participate through citywide music celebrations on June 21. In 2018 Australia joins the party!
The Australian Music Association invites expressions of interest from municipal councils, state arts organisations and community music organisations to participate in Make Music Day. We also invited musicians and choirs to be a part of the event by programming an event on June 21.
The event is about music in public places – encouraging the creativity of our communities and celebrating making music.
Local councils can be pivotal in adding Make Music Day to their annual arts and cultural programs, providing venues and spaces where the community can come and make music. Councils can rally the community music and arts groups in their municipalities and provide opportunities for music making. Councils can create awareness through its community networks.
Community music organisations can participate by organising events and being part of a huge national program and social media community.
Music stores all over the world have hosted events in their local community, including free music lessons.
Organise a performance in front of your store, in the carpark, or a nearby park, these can all be great options to host a Make Music Australia event.
Dressing your stores with Make Music Australia POS and running a promo
Promoting Free Music Lessons at your store or music school for a few hours on June 21 is a great way
to encourage music making in your community.
Partner with suppliers in hosting a Drum Circle or a Ukulele Circle
Host a jam session: Invite customers, their friends, your employees, and the community as a whole to bring their musical instruments to your business for a Make Music Day jam session.
Register your location on our Make Music Australia website.
Invite local schools to come and bring music to your store – host a performance.
Invite a school chorus, church group, or other community band to perform at your business.
Schools! Mark the school calendar with a day of music on June 21. Put on a lunchtime concert.
Seek out performance opportunities in the community. Work with your local council in having School bands and orchestras perform in public places
Make Music Day will develop a national program of events nation wide in the first year of joining the global music making community that celebrates our music community.
Make Music Day is supported by the Make Music Alliance and Australia will be connected to the Alliance and its services which include access to an online tool kit, advice and resources such as an online registration and musician’s match making site.
Each host location can develop their own website from the template materials that can be provided. Here are a some examples.
The Australian Music Association will welcome enquiries. We have a dedicated team with tools and resources to enable your community to participate in Make Music Day 2018. The process is simple and the benefits immeasurable.
Initial expressions of interest can be made by contacting;
The AMA Office on (03) 9254-1019 or firstname.lastname@example.org
To Register your event http://makemusicaustralia.org.au/events/submit/add
Check out some highlights of Make Music Day in the US. The are many other examples from other countries too on the net.
Check out how Pittsburgh, PA celebrated Make Music Day – it’s all about Community Music
And in New York City
The Australian Music Association is supported by the NAMM Foundation to establish Make Music Day in Australia.